Monday, July 27, 2009

Finally some pictures!

I know these are really late in coming, but here is a slideshow of some of the things we've done this summer. Unfortunately there are a lot of things we have done that we didn't take pictures of either because we forgot the camera (both times we have gone camping) or we had it but didn't take any pictures (swimming and family stuff). But enjoy the pictures we do have!

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Monday, July 20, 2009


Things are still going well for us, but I feel a little frustrated tonight. We are supposed to be moving to Arizona in two weeks and we still don't have a place to live. We tried to buy a manufactured home, but that fell through. We didn't end up selling our trailer and are renting it out instead. I was planning on having over $5000 from selling our trailer to cover deposits for apartments, moving costs, and other living expenses but now we may have to take out another loan. The cheapest places we can find to rent in Flagstaff are over $800 a month + utilities. Yuck.

I really am excited to move and have some new adventures, but it just seems like everything is against us moving there right now. I know things are going to work out and Barrett doesn't understand why I stress so much about this (neither do I, really!) but it really makes me nervous not to know what our plans are. I tend to be a person who likes to see the big picture and plan things ahead, so this is tough for me. Worst case scenario is that Barrett will have to go down without us to start school and find us a place to live and we'll come down after. Not a big deal. So why do I feel so uneasy? Who knows? I think I have a disease called antispontaneosity. Where is my sense of adventure? I should be jumping at the chance to have a little suspense in my life. It's like a good book or movie. Who knows what will happen to the Gibsons around the next turn? Stay tuned next week for the conclusion of this exciting adventure!

In the meantime we're enjoying nice weather, free food (we're living with Barrett's parents until we move), and fun with family. Anna gets cuter everyday and can always make me laugh. Thank goodness I have her to keep me entertained and to keep my mind off all this moving stuff!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer Time!

I love summers in Rexburg. This summer is crazy as they usually turn out to be. I am way behind on posting my pictures but hopefully I will get them on here soon. I figured it would be better to write about things without the pictures than do nothing at all! About a week ago we moved out of our little trailer house that has been our home for almost 3 years. We are living with Barrett's parents for about a month until we move to Arizona. Barrett's sister Jacque moved into our trailer so it was kinda funny helping her move into our old house. I'm actually not very sad to leave it though.
Since we have only had summer weather for a couple of weeks we haven't done a whole lot of summer activities yet. We did go canoeing with some friends about a week ago and had a lot of fun. Thanks Cody and Brittany! We have gone on lots of bike rides since I got a used baby bike seat for Anna. She loves to ride the "bipe"! I have been running quite a bit lately and really love it. I ran the 5k for the Teton dam marathon and just ran the 4th of July 5k. I have really enjoyed racing again after a 5 year break! I placed 3rd in the Teton dam 5k with a time of 24:04 and 3rd in my age group (7th overall) in the liberty 5k with a time of 22:10. I was pretty proud of myself because I only trained for a few weeks. I have forgotten how much I enjoy competing.
Anna is growing up so fast these days. She started walking around the first of June and hasn't stopped for a second. She loves to walk around the house carrying as many toys as she can fit in her chubby hands. She loves to climb things, especially stairs, so she really likes living at Grandma's house. Grandma also has a big back yard and a trampoline or "bouncy" as Anna calls it. She really likes to bounce. Anna talks so much that sometimes I forget she is only 14 months old. She can say over 40 words I think ( I keep losing count) and learns more all the time. It blows me away how fast she picks things up and how observant she is. She copies me all the time so I have to be really careful what I say and do!
We had a lot of birthdays in our families this past month or so. My sister Lara's was on the 17th of June, Barrett's sister in law Amy's was on the 20th, his sister Bethany's on the 29th, Barrett's on the 1st of July, and my brother Greg's on the 2nd. My niece Myah's birthday is on the 7th too. Lara Jane turned 12 this year and Greg turned 18! They make me feel so old! I've been graduated from high school 5 years now. I can't believe how much faster time goes when you are an adult. I remember being a kid thinking that it would be an eternity before I was grown up, but it went by really fast.
Anyway, we had a fun 4th of July just going to the parade and spending time with family. We are enjoying being close to family right now because we won't have anyone close when we move. It will be a big change for us, but I am excited to have a little adventure. I hope everyone's summer is going well!